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About Me

Photo credit: Bill Wadman (https://www.billwadman.com/).

Hi, I’m Paul Jun, and I’m a writer and photographer. I’m the Head of Content for CreativeMornings and the former Community Manager for Seth Godin’s altMBA program. I am also a contributor to Adobe’s 99u. My work has appeared the publications shown below.

Motivated Mastery is a personal recording of my own learning where I study ideas that cultivate mastery, creativity, and self-awareness.

As the Roman philosopher Seneca once said,

The most important knowledge is that which guides the way you lead your life.

As a voracious reader with an unquenchable curiosity, I discover gems of knowledge in my learning and my work. I save them to my commonplace book to think deeply about how it will help me live well and lead a better life. I write to connect the dots and to nurture an understanding in how to become a more creative, intellectual, and compassionate human being.

Please enjoy.

Never before in history have we had as many chances to learn and grow and become — and absolutely squandered them.
This book is about someone who didn't.

— Jeff Goins, Author, The In-Between

Connect the Dots: Strategies and Meditations on Self-education

Paul Jun was unstimulated by traditional education and was desperately searching for ways to adapt. He began tapping into the resources that are available today while disciplining himself to take control over his education. Over time, he developed new habits that enabled him to turn self-education into a daily practice, all the while putting him on a career path as a writer.

Connect The Dots is a concise manual to help you get started on the path of self-education. The opportunity to learn anything to improve how you lead your life and do your work is more accessible than ever. This book isn’t about blaming the education system or pointing out its flaws; it’s about developing habits, fostering an intense desire to learn, and realizing that learning how to think, to connect the dots, helps us live greatly.